Ardennes RA Pro Rim Brake Wheelset
  • Ardennes RA Pro Rim Brake Wheelset

    A venerable performer in any weather conditions, across any parcours, or over any road surface, the Ardennes RA Pro rim brake wheels seamlessly merge a lively performance with strength and safety.


    The 25mm deep alloy rim is lightweight to afford rapid acceleration and consistent climbing speeds, and its robustness allows it to handle even the most rutted of winter roads with consummate ease. The all silver braking surface offers powerful and predictable braking, even in the wet, while the 21mm internal rim width mates perfectly with tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres and helps them perform with lower rolling resistance, heightened traction and elevated comfort.


    Durable HED Sonic Pro hubs ensure the wheels spin ultra-smoothly, and the five-pawl, 45-ratchet freehub design gives rapid engagement under acceleration away from corners. The build is linked together via Sapim Sprint round spokes arranged radially at the front and in a two-cross pattern at the rear.

    • Features

      A multifaceted performer suitable for any ride


      Handbuilt in HED’s own Minnesota, USA based facility


      High-grade alloy rim construction


      Light and stable 25mm deep rim profile


      Traditional silver rim brake surface to guarantee control


      21mm wide internal rim measurement


      Tubeless-ready or standard tube-type tyre compatible


      HED Sonic Pro hubs


      Five-pawl, 45 ratchet freehub body


      Sapim Sprint Round spokes


      Radial front and two-cross rear spoke lacing patterns

    • Specifications

      Rim Material: HED alloy


      Rim Type: Hooked


      Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless-ready clincher or standard tube-type clincher


      Rim Size: 700c


      Rim Depth: 25mm


      External Rim Width: 25mm


      Internal Rim Width: 21mm


      Effective Rim Diameter (ERD): 593mm


      Rim Weight: 469g


      Rim Decals: Printed


      Braking Surface: Silver alloy


      Recommended Brake Pad: Standard alloy


      Hub Model: Front: HED Sonic Pro 515 / Rear: HED Sonic Pro 545


      Hub Bearing Type: Front: 6902 2RS Radial / Rear: 6902 2RS Radial


      Freehub Options: Shimano HD 9, 10, 11 & 12-speed, SRAM XDR 12-speed, Campagnolo N3W


      Front Axle: 5mm quick release


      Rear Axle: 5mm quick release


      Build and Spokes: x 18 front in a radial pattern / x 24 rear in a 2-cross pattern


      Spoke Type: Sapim Sprint Round, Front: straight pull, Rear: J-Bend


      Spoke Lengths: Front: 286mm / Rear: 284mm and 288mm


      Assembly Method: Hand-built in Minnesota, USA


      Wheelset Weight: 1555g (Front: 675g / Rear: 880g)


      Optimal Tyre Size: 28mm


      Max Tyre Pressure: 23mm tyre: 80psi / 25mm tyre: 75psi / 28mm tyre: 70psi / 32mm tyre: 70psi


      Includes: Alloy QR skewers, tubeless-ready rim tape, HED wheel manual


      Crash Replacement Policy: Yes, read more: HED Crash Replacement


      Warranty: 5-years. Read more: HED wheels warranty